Jordan Brand Chairman Confesses to Murder
In SummaryJordan Brand chairman Larry Miller hid the truth about the murder he committed until now.
WARNING – This story contains details of murder.
Jordan Brand president Larry Miller revealed a very dark chapter in his life almost six decades ago. In September of 1965, when he was 16 years old in West Philadelphia, he fired a .38-caliber gun into the chest of another teenager by the name of Edward White.
White was 18 at the time and died on the spot, according to Sports Illustrated.
During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Miller explained he has nightmares about what he did on that night.
“That’s what makes it even more difficult for me, because it was for no reason at all,” Miller said, according to Sports Illustrated. “I mean, there was no valid reason for this to happen. And that’s the thing that I really struggle with and that’s—you know, it’s the thing that I think about every day. It’s like, I did this, and to someone who—it was no reason to do it. And that’s the part that really bothers me.”
From ages 13 to 30, he spent a majority of those years in prison or in juvenile detention, according to Sports Illustrated. Miller first told the story to his right-hand man in the NBA legendary Michael Jordan, then to Nike founder Phil Knight, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and a number of Nike executives.
The Jordan Brand chairman is hopeful his story can inspire those who were incarcerated.
“It’s really about making sure that people understand that formerly incarcerated people can make a contribution,” he said on Sports Illustrated.
Miller has been in his second stint as president of the Jordan Brand since 2012 after serving as president of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Previously, he was the chairman of the Jordan Brand from 1999 to 2006.
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